Defective Product Injury
Unsafe or defective products are dangerous. To protect consumers, at least seven government agencies work to create and enforce safety standards. Although manufacturers are responsible for making safe products, injuries cause over 28,000 deaths yearly. Products for babies and children make up nearly half of all product recalls. If a family member has been injured or died due to a defective product, a product liability attorney at the Frank S. Buck Law Firm in Birmingham can help.
Victims of defective or dangerous products are entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and wrongful death. Negligent designers and manufacturers should be held accountable. A defective product attorney at the Frank S. Buck Law Firm in Birmingham will hold designers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers responsible.
An expert product liability lawyer can help you with any issues caused by product defects, be it manufacturing defects, design defects or marketing defects. Design defects exist before the product is manufactured. Manufacturing defects are unintentional defects from the actual construction or production of the item. Marketing defects occur when a manufacturer fails to warn consumers of potential dangers with the product.
How Can A Product Be Defective?
A product can be harmful for countless reasons. In some cases, injury results from a poor design, even though there may be no defect in the manufacture of the individual product. The design of the product could be unreasonably dangerous which may result in the entire line of merchandise coming out as defective products. A product could be difficult or unsafe to use if someone was careless in putting the plans together or something was overlooked. For example, let’s say someone had an idea to create a type of crib for an infant that would rock on its own and play music. If the bars of the crib are set too far apart, it would allow for a child’s head to get caught in between. This would be considered a defective design. A skilled product liability attorney at our firm can help you prove a design defect case and hold the manufacturer accountable for any harm caused by the defective product.
When a particular product is somehow manufactured wrongly and is unreasonably dangerous in its condition, that is when a manufacturing defect occurs. Although, it is a must for the plaintiff to show that when the product left the manufacturer’s possession, it was in its defective condition and that it was not altered at the time it caused the injury. In other words, the consumer must have incontestable proof that the manufacturer caused the defect. Should the defective part be a component in a larger product (for example, a defective tire on an automobile), the component producer may be liable, as well as the manufacturer of the larger product. With the help of our product liability lawyers at the Frank S. Buck Law Firm in Birmingham, you can go up against teams of corporate lawyers representing big-name companies if necessary.
Warning Labels Make A Difference
With the absence of appropriate warnings or instructions regarding its proper use, a product can also be unreasonably dangerous. Even if a product were designed with a higher degree of safety, we know for a fact that a proper warning will not necessarily transform the unreasonably dangerous product into a safe, non-defective one. However, a fair warning can transform certain dangerous products into reasonably safe ones. The magnitude of the risk involved in failing to abide by the manufacturer’s instructions must be evaluated in the warning. Therefore, it must be conspicuous and thorough. When used incorrectly, every product has the potential to be harmful and unsafe. Failure to warn, or “inadequate warning” cases refer to injuries caused as a result of a product already known to be potentially dangerous which was sold without a proper warning to the consumer. Having to weigh all the possible circumstances under the specific facts of a particular case, juries are typically left with the task of determining whether a given warning is adequate, appropriate, suitable, or sufficient.
While accidents are more prone to happen in some industries than others, it affords protection to all types of businesses. Don’t think that because your employees work in a cubicle that they can’t be injured. Accidents can happen in every workplace.
Call A Product Liability Lawyer Today
Recalled products are supposed to protect consumers, but product recalls are often issued too late to prevent injuries and deaths. People are injured or die from hazardous products because they do not hear about a recall or a product recall was not issued.
If you have suffered from an injury or illness caused by a defective product, talk to our product liability attorney to know about the compensatory damages awardable in product liability cases – medical bills, reimbursement for lost wages, and property damaged as a result of the defective product. At the Frank S. Buck Law Firm in Birmingham, an expert defective product attorney will help you file a claim. Contact Frank Buck Law Firm today.
Call the Frank S. Buck Law Firm if you or a family member has been the victim of a defective product.